Roger Ailes Defends Megyn Kelly’s Debate Performance …Donald Trump Responds
Did FOX News just seal its fate with conservatives?
Last night Donald Trump welcomed Megyn Kelly back from vacation with this tweet:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2015
Today Roger Ailes accused Donald Trump of “verbal assault” and defended controversial Megyn Kelly’s debate performance.
Breaking 911 reported:
Fox News CEO released a statement on the attacks by Trump Tuesday: “Donald Trump’s surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing. Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at Fox News Channel reject the crude and irresponsible attempts to suggest otherwise,”
Ailes statement reads. “I could not be more proud of Megyn for her professionalism and class in the face of all of Mr. Trump’s verbal assaults.
Her questioning of Mr. Trump at the debate was tough but fair, and I fully support her as she continues to ask the probing and challenging questions that all presidential candidates may find difficult to answer,” Ailes said.
“Donald Trump rarely apologizes, although in this case, he should. We have never been deterred by politicians or anyone else attacking us for doing our job, much less allowed ourselves to be bullied by anyone and we’re certainly not going to start now. All of our journalists will continue to report in the fair and balanced way that has made FOX News Channel the number one news network in the industry.”
Enter the Donald:
Here is his response:
“I totally disagree with the FOX statement. I do not think Megyn Kelly is a quality journalist. I think her questioning of me, despite all of the polls saying I won the debate, was very unfair. Hopefully in the future I will be proven wrong and she will be able to elevate her standards to a level of professionalism that a network such as FOX deserves. ” Trump said.
Trump said that what’s more important are his high poll numbers.
Hillary Clinton, Media Matters, and The New York Times all praised Megyn Kelly for her debate performance.